(Hol"o*stome) n. [Holo + Gr. sto`ma mouth.] (Zoöl.) One of the Holostomata.
(||Ho*los"tra*ca) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. "o`los whole + shell of a testacean.] (Zoöl.) A division
of phyllopod Crustacea, including those that are entirely covered by a bivalve shell.
(Hol"o*thure) n. [L. holothuria, pl., a sort of water polyp, Gr. .] (Zoöl.) A holothurian.
(Hol`o*thu"ri*an) a. (Zoöl.) Belonging to the Holothurioidea. n. One of the Holothurioidea.
Some of the species of Holothurians are called sea cucumbers, sea slugs, trepang, and bêche de mèr.
Many are used as food, esp. by the Chinese. See Trepang.
(||Hol`o*thu`ri*oi"de*a) n. pl. [NL. See Holothure, and -oid.] (Zoöl.) One of the classes
of echinoderms. They have a more or less elongated body, often flattened beneath, and a circle of tentacles,
which are usually much branched, surrounding the mouth; the skin is more or less flexible, and usually
contains calcareous plates of various characteristic forms, sometimes becoming large and scalelike.
Most of the species have five bands (ambulacra) of sucker-bearing feet along the sides; in others these
are lacking. In one group (Pneumonophora) two branching internal gills are developed; in another (Apneumona)
these are wanting. Called also Holothurida, Holothuridea, and Holothuroidea.
(||||Ho*lot"ri*cha) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. "o`los whole + qri`x, tricho`s, a hair.] (Zoöl.) A group
of ciliated Infusoria, having cilia all over the body.
(Hol"our) n. [OF. holier.] A whoremonger. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Holp Hol"pen) imp. & p. p. of Help. [Obs.] Shak.
(Hol"som) a. Wholesome. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Hol"ster) n. [D. holster; skin to AS. heolstor den, cave, fr. helan to conceal, and to Icel. hulstr
case, Goth. hulistr covering, veil, huljan to cover. &radic17. See Hele to cover, Hell, and cf. Housing,
Houss.] A leather case for a pistol, carried by a horseman at the bow of his saddle.
(Hol"stered) a. Bearing holsters. Byron.
(Holt) 3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contr. from holdeth. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Holt), n. [AS. holt; akin to LG. holt, D. hout, G. holz. Icel. holt; cf Gael. & Ir. coill wood, Gr.
1. A piece of woodland; especially, a woody hill. "Every holt and heath." Chaucer.
She sent her voice though all the holtTennyson.
Before her, and the park.
2. A deep hole in a river where there is protection for fish; also, a cover, a hole, or hiding place. " The
fox has gone to holt." C. Kingsley.
(Hol"we) a. Hollow. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ho"ly) a. [Compar. Holier ; superl. Holiest.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. halig, fr. hæl health, salvation,
happiness, fr. hal whole, well; akin to OS. hlag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig,
Icel. heilagr. See Whole, and cf. Halibut, Halidom, Hallow, Hollyhock.]
1. Set apart to the service or worship of God; hallowed; sacred; reserved from profane or common use;
holy vessels; a holy priesthood. "Holy rites and solemn feasts." Milton.